When it comes to deciding what hearing aids are right for you, there are many factors to consider. Things like wearability, the severity of your hearing loss, your work and home environments and even your hobbies can all play a part in your decision.
Another thing you may want to consider is whether or not you want to consider rechargeable hearing aids.
Benefits of Rechargeable Hearing Aids
Just like the name suggests, rechargeable hearing aids use rechargeable batteries instead of disposable ones. Instead of needing to change your batteries every 3–10 days or so, rechargeable hearing aids allow you to plug your device into your charger every night to power up.
Many hearing aid users appreciate having a rechargeable option. In fact, a 2022 survey asking about what hearing aid features had the most positive impact on the listening experience found that 34% of respondents selected having rechargeable hearing aids. Benefits include:
- Longer battery shelf-life. Batteries hold a charge for up to 30 hours and last five years before needing to be replaced.
- Convenience. You don’t need to worry about carrying extra batteries with you when at work, traveling or out to dinner at Old Granite Street Eatery.
- Easier to handle. Changing out batteries can be difficult, especially for people with dexterity issues, as they are very small.
Tips To Maximize Your Rechargeable Hearing Aids
To make sure you get the most out of your rechargeable hearing aids, follow these tips:
- Let your batteries charge while you sleep. The best time to charge your hearing aids is when you’re asleep at night and not using them. Keep your charger next to your bed and place them there before going to sleep. You’ll wake up every morning to fully charged hearing aids.
- Ensure an optimal charge. Whenever possible, plug your charger directly into a wall socket as opposed to using an extension. Also, keep your charger and hearing aids away from direct sunlight, moisture or extreme temperatures.
- Don’t put your hearing aids in an unplugged charger. This can shorten the life of your batteries, not to mention it may make it easier to forget to plug in your charger when your hearing aids need charging, which means they might not have power when you need them to.
If you would like to learn more about your hearing aid options or need to schedule an appointment with one of our experts, call LeMay Hearing & Balance today.